"PAALS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to enriching and empowering children and adults with physical disabilities and social needs by training service animals and providing animal assisted educational and recreational activities. At PAALS each puppy is nurtured with love, trained by professionals, and partnered with passion. Project2Heal gives our assistance dogs a great start on the journey from puppy to PAALS Service Dog. One PAALS pup from Project2Heal is a facility dog in a preschool autism classroom. He assists the instructor in helping her students reach their goals. He is an attentive listener to those learning to read and a huge help for students who are non-verbal. Ross also performs calming behaviors when a student becomes frustrated with challenging tasks." Mitzie Renwick, Development Coordinator www.paals.org
"The staff of BluePath has been training service dogs for children with autism for eight years. Since late 2016, we have been partnered with Project2Heal as our primary provider of purpose-bred service dog puppies. Over the years, we have worked with a number or breeding programs at various service dog organizations but the quality of the puppies from Project 2Heal has been superior. There is a fine art in breeding for puppies that will one day be responsible for the safety of a child with autism, while also providing that child with companionship and stability in many social situations, leading to opportunities to grow and become independent. The puppies of P2H are healthy, predictable and confident. The children we work with love the puppies from Project2Heal and so do we!"
President and CEO
BluePath Service Dogs
"Georgia Canines for Independence is a 501-c-3 nonprofit founded in 2004 that provides mobility service dogs at no cost for children and adults with physical disabilities in north Georgia and southern Tennessee. We are thrilled to be a new partner with Project 2 Heal in improving lives of people with disabilities, and we were very honored to be entrusted with two Project 2 Heal puppies in May 2017! We have seen firsthand the amount of effort, time, energy, and love that the staff and volunteers pour into their puppies to give then a solid foundation of early learning and socialization in preparation to become lifelong companions and partners for people in need. Despite the tremendous effort to produce such amazing dogs and care for and raise them for a minimum of 8 weeks, these special puppies were donated to GCI at absolutely no cost. Project 2 Heal is raising amazing dogs, who are changing lives!"
Georgia Canines for Independence
The primary purpose of Project 2 Heal is to donate puppies to service dog organizations as a way to shorten the time it takes to place dogs and to lower the cost of placement.
Here’s what some of the organizations we work with say about Project 2 Heal:
"When ICAN is fortunate to receive puppies from Project 2 heal we become very excited. We know that the pups were specially bred, using the best selection of parents that will provide the pups with the most ideal temperament and sound structure to become future service dogs. We also know that the pups received the best early socialization experiences that equip them with the strongest foundation to develop into stable service dogs. We are very grateful to Project 2 Heal for helping ICAN provide service dogs!! We only wish we had even more Project 2 Heal puppies."
Sally Irvin, PhD
Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN)
"Project 2 Heal puppies are calm and confident, just what we need for a successful service dog. From the 10 puppies donated by P2H, the four old enough have been matched and are service dogs with full public access, the other 6 are well on their way to this. We have never had a 100% success rate, so this is truly amazing.”
Fidos for Freedom
"Our focus is on providing Assistance Dogs to Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Many Veteran advocacy organizations and mental health advocates have strongly supported the use of Assistance Dogs to aid in the ongoing recovery of PTS. These uniquely trained partners provide companionship, a feeling of security and safety, and can aid in re-integration into everyday life."
Continuing The Mission
SDA is a non-profit organization that enhances and empowers the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. SDA is located in Jud, North Dakota (43 miles south of Jamestown, ND), and is the only non-profit provider of assistance service dogs in North Dakota.
Service Dogs for America
If you're a part of a service dog training organizations please contact us today. We'd like to find a way to donate puppies to you.
"New Life K9s, located in San Luis Obispo, California, is training service dogs for Veterans and First Responders with post traumatic stress. The dogs will be provided at no cost to the Veteran. We partner with California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo, CA and Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, CA where inmates are taught to teach the service dogs. This program is saving the lives of Veterans, First Responders, and also inmates' lives by giving them a new sense of purpose. New Life K9s prevent suicides, enrich relationships, reduce homelessness, save community resources, and decrease the need for medications."
Dillon Jamison, Administrative Assistant
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